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Adjective: winking  wing-king
  1. Closing the eyes intermittently and rapidly
    "he stood winking in the bright sunlight";
    - blinking
Noun: winking  wing-king
  1. A reflex that closes and opens the eyes rapidly
    - blink, eye blink, blinking, wink, nictitation, nictation
Verb: wink  wingk
  1. Signal by winking
    "She winked at him"
     
  2. Gleam or glow intermittently
    "The lights were winking";
    - flash, blink, twinkle, winkle
     
  3. Briefly shut the eyes
    "The TV announcer never seems to wink";
    - blink, nictitate, nictate
     
  4. Keep back by blinking
    "wink away tears";
    - blink, blink away

Derived forms: winkings

See also: closed, shut

Type of: act involuntarily, act reflexively, gesticulate, gesture, hold back, inborn reflex, innate reflex, instinctive reflex, keep, keep back, motion, physiological reaction, radiate, reflex, reflex action, reflex response, restrain, unconditioned reflex

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